Edgecore SONiC Solutions for Open Networking in the Cloud
February 11th 2021 - 4p.m. UTC

The SONiC community is being led by Microsoft and many other key players, including Edgecore, to deliver a robust, proven software infrastructure to enable customers to build highly scalable data center networks. Containing proven Layer-2 and Layer-3 protocols, along with a modern micro-services architecture, customers can extend the functionality of SONiC to meet their specific use case.

Edgecore's SONiC solutions are tailored to the needs of today's Data Centers where the ability to rapidly scale out the data center fabrics is a must.

How do I get in on the action?

What you
will learn

  • What is SONiC and
  • Edgecore SONiC solutions overview
  • Hands-on engineering workshop:
    • A leaf and spine architecture with Edgecore switches, showing redundancy and ECMP
    • SONiC licence install through Zero-touch provisioning
    • Setting up a Layer 2 VLAN
  • Q & A session

The Speakers


Barry McGinley
Systems Engineer, EPS Global

Barry's broad knowledge of Open Networking encompasses the Hardware and Software required to optimise your organization's performance. You can preview some of his previous discussions surrounding Open Networking in his monthly blog.

 Michael Ward, VP Business Development, Software - Edgecore Networks
Michael Ward is the VP of Business Development, Software for Edgecore Networks.  In this role he is responsible for the software solutions to enable customers with choice in Open Networking from Edgecore’s third-party NOS partnerships, as well as Open-Source software offerings such as SONiC & DENT.   Michael represents Edgecore on the board of the Linux Foundation’s DENT project.   He has held a variety of positions in the networking software space at companies including IBM, LVL7 Systems, Lenovo & Broadcom.

This Workshop

SONiC is a free, open source network operating system based on Linux that was developed by Microsoft and the Open Compute Project. It offers a full suite of network functionality, like BGP and RDMA, that has been production-hardened in the data centers of some of the largest cloud-service providers, and allows them to share the same software stack across hardware from different switch vendors.

It is now being widely adopted outside of the hyper-scale datacentre environment due to the ever-increasing feature set, driven by the dedicated SONiC community.


Targeted use-cases include:

  1. Scalable L3 Fabric Underlay
  2. Network Fabric Underlay for VMWare® deployments (NSX, ESX, vSAN)
  3. Multi-tenancy with VxLAN & eVPN

EPS Global

SDN-based open networking has matured and the open networking ecosystem is robust. EPS Global sits at the center of this ecosystem, bringing together the hardware and open NOS software to provide turnkey solutions for any use case, delivering value and expertise to your business.